Hard laughter

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New York : Viking Press, 1980.
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290 pages ; 23 cm.
La Farge
Fiction Lamott, A

Anne Lamott's poignant first novel, reissued in an attractive new edition.

Writer (and sometime housecleaner) Jennifer is twenty-three when her beloved father, Wallace, is diagnosed with a brain tumor. This catastrophic discovery sets off Anne Lamott's unexpectedly sweet and funny first novel, which is made dramatic not so much by Wallace's illness as by the emotional wake it sweeps under Jen and her brothers, self-contained Ben and feckless, lovable Randy. With characteristic affection and accuracy, Lamott sketches this offbeat family and their nearest and dearestas they draw ever closer in the intimacy Jen prizes "among the other estimable things: good music, good hard laughter, good sex, good industry, and good books."

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APA Citation (style guide)

Lamott, A. (1980). Hard laughter. New York: Viking Press.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Lamott, Anne. 1980. Hard Laughter. New York: Viking Press.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Lamott, Anne, Hard Laughter. New York: Viking Press, 1980.

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Lamott, Anne. Hard Laughter. New York: Viking Press, 1980. Print.

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